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5 from 2 votes

Pastillas de Leche Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 40 pcs
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 3 1/4 cups powdered milk sifted
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for coating
  • Wax paper or cellophane for wrapping


  • Place sifted powdered milk in a big bowl and make a well in the center.
  • Pour condensed milk and lemon or orange extract (if using flavor extract) in powdered milk.
  • Using a spoon or spatula mix the milk from the center slowly outwards until incorporated and forms a soft dough.
  • The texture should be similar to a sticky fondant.
  • Cut wax paper or cellophane into rectangle with 1½ inches larger than your desired size of pastillas de leche “milk candy”.
  • Prepare extra milk powder and refined sugar on a separate bowls and set aside.
  • Scoop some of the milk mixture, and using your clean hands make a ball.
  • If it’s a bit sticky just dunk in a bowl of extra powdered milk, shake off excess and roll into cylinders until smooth and shiny.
  • Roll in a bowl of refined sugar until evenly coated and shake off excess sugar.
  • Wrap in prepared wax paper or cellophane. And keep on scooping, rolling, and wrapping until you’re done.
  • Store in an airtight container or a jar at room temperature.